As you may have noticed, my last few blog posts have included music attributed to M. Zapatero. It's a name I've been thinking about using for a dozen years or so, ever since I found out that Zapatero is (more... Continue Reading →
My friend James Tate Hill has a new book called Academy Gothic coming out in October, and I was very pleased to write and record music for two book trailers he put together. Here's the first:
With a little tweaking, Richard Marson's tell-all biography of the late John Nathan-Turner could easily replace its subtitle with that of Peter Hook's wonderful memoir on the Manchester club scene of the 1980s, The Hacienda: How Not to Run a... Continue Reading →
A while back, I posted some thoughts on whether or not Billy Pilgrim is hallucinating when he's visited by aliens in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five. I'm teaching the novel again this week, an my thoughts have turned to the issue... Continue Reading →
My review of Chuck Klosterman's latest collection of essays, I Wear the Black Hat, is now up at The New York Journal of Books: I Wear the Black Hat.
In the latest installment of my podcast, I interview Charles Holdefer, author of Back in the Game, The Contractor, Nice, and Apology for Big Rod. An American author, Charles lives in Belgium and teaches in France at the University of Poitiers.... Continue Reading →